From #REFUGEESWELCOME to the World Humanitarian Summit: CARE panel discussion

by 15th Oct 2015
Refugees gathering by a roadside in Serbia Refugees gathering by a roadside in Serbia © CARE

CARE will be holding a panel discussion on 22 October to explore what we can learn from the current crisis to inform a new global deal for refugees.

As part of our 70th anniversary celebrations we are holding a discussion event at gallery@oxo in London, where CARE will be hosting an exhibition about our 70 years of humanitarian and development work.

Conflict, natural disasters and persecution have forced more people than at any other time since records began to flee their homes and seek refuge and safety elsewhere. One in every 122 humans is now either a refugee, internally displaced, or seeking asylum. If this were the population of a country, it would be the world’s 24th biggest.

The flight of refugees to Europe has also provoked the biggest-ever public, media and political debate on humanitarian issues in donor nations. What lessons can the humanitarian sector learn from the current crisis? How can we work with others outside the humanitarian sector to better protect and assist displaced people? And how might these inform debates on a new global deal for refugees towards the World Humanitarian Summit?

• Joanna Macrae, Department for International Development (DFID)
• Maurice Wren, CEO, British Refugee Council
• Andrej Mahecic, Senior External Relations Officer, UNHCR
• Ibrahim Olabi, Founder and Director of the Syrian Legal Development Programme
• Sandrine Tiller, Programmes Adviser – Humanitarian Issues, Médecins Sans Frontières (UK)

Date: Thursday 22 October, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Venue: gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

Places for this discussion event are strictly limited. To register your interest, please send your name and organisation details to Howard Mollett at CARE International UK on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 20 October.